Showing posts with label Service Location Pattern. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Service Location Pattern. Show all posts

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Service Locator is an Anti-Pattern


Service Locator is a well-known pattern, and since it was described by Martin Fowler, it must be good, right?

No, it's actually an anti-pattern and should be avoided.

Let's examine why this is so. In short, the problem with Service Locator is that it hides a class' dependencies, causing run-time errors instead of compile-time errors, as well as making the code more difficult to maintain because it becomes unclear when you would be introducing a breaking change.


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